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Out to Sea Pasta Shell Salad

Here’s a healthier version of a popular boxed salad mix you can buy at the store. We absolutely love it! You can also add a little cooked chicken breast to make it heartier. &mdashAnn Timmerman, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 2/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 4 turkey bacon strips, diced and cooked
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix

Directions

  • Cook shells according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the carrots, peas and bacon. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream. Add milk and dressing mix; beat until combined.
  • Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; add to vegetable mixture. Add dressing mixture; toss to coat. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 252 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 479mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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